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Bistro Bella Vita

44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
+1 616-222-4600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really good martinis and pizza. They also have really good Main dishes but are more expensive! love the outdoor seating.

Thank crietsema
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most delicious dinners I've had here in Grand Rapids. I am a transplant from Western Pennsylvania and used to delicious food and food choices. I was blessed to share and enjoy a beautiful day with my son and I am looking forward...More

Thank Sherry A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is always great. Service is excellent. The always have a list of specialty drinks. You cannot beat the location if you are going to the Van Andel Arena for an event. They take reservations.

Thank pmt1234
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here were a group, and everyone seemed very satisfied with their food, the service and the environment. Good place for a date, work lunch or casual dinner with the family. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it.

Thank Ted1255
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have gone to Bistro Bella Vita many times over the years and have always received excellent service and great food. I have tried many things over the years and have found that most of them have been excellent. Surprisingly descent happy hour too, as...More

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been here a few times over the years, as I visit Grand Rapids twice a year on business. I must congratulate the pastry chef, as I had the flourless chocolate tart and ice cream which was fantastic! I also had the Bolognese and...More

1  Thank Aliceco1
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a place I go often when meeting someone for lunch downtown. They do give you a discount on parking and the food has always been excellent.

Thank DLynnC2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered Rigatoni Bolognese. I assumed I would be served a salad or bread with my meal, but, literally five minutes after ordering, my plate was plunked down. The pasta was quite undercooked but the sauce was good. The entire meal was just...underdeveloped and served...More

Thank 270lovetotravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Ownership has done a fantastic job with offering fine dining at affordable prices. A must stop if you're visiting downtown.

Thank dseager2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after a volleyball tournament with 16 people. They were extremely accommodating. For one, they took reservations (many restaurants couldn't or wouldn't) and when we had to push it back 15 minutes, they were very cool about it. The menu is a bit...More

Thank Christy S
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Whitney J
Are there Vegan friendly options?
11 March 2017|
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Response from Phil S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Grandville Ave SW, Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4083
    (Weston and Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-222-4600
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We go above and beyond to deliver the ultimate dining experience with top-notch service-that's the Essence Restaurant Group philosophy. Whether it's a pizza and beer with friends, or an elegant chef's table meal paired with appropriate wines, guests enjoy our creative cuisine made exclusively from fresh, natural, ingredients purchased daily from local farmers in season. Our culinary team creates authentic, housemade recipes that blend delicious flavors of the Mediterranean countryside with a perfectly paired beverage offering served by a devoted staff whose passion is to ensure your complete satisfaction.